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the fiscal cliff echoed that of the president today. >> what you need is a package that keeps taxes where they are for middle class families, we make some tough spending cuts on things that we don't need. and then we asked the wealthiest americans to pay a slightly higher tax rate. >> reporter: some republicans now urging their party to give the 39.6% tax rate he wants on those who make more than $250,000. so the gop might get changes to social programs. >> toward 16 trading debt is it responsible to keep borrowing money and never address why you're in debt in the first place. >> reporter: some analysts say the deal needs to be hammered out by this thursday to be finalized by the end of the year. the president and the gop were silent and that's considered a positive sign. rita williams, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more details now a new poll suggests that americans favor raising taxes on the well to do and large corporations. 60% of respondents support raising taxes on household that is earn more than $250,000 a year. and 64% want to raise taxes on large corporations. that's according to the
the fiscal cliff. treasury secretary, tim geithner said the administration is quote, absolutely ready to let the economy go over that cliff, rather than drop the higher tax rates for top earners. president obama also told a group of ceos, he won't republicans inject the threat of a government default into the current negotiations. >> that is a bad strategy for america. it is a bad strategy for your businesses, and it is not a game that i will play. >> in spite of the rhetoric, president obama and house speaker john boehner did speak by phone today for the first time in days. neither side is revealing what they discussed. >>> on wall street, stocks ended mixed with a fiscal cliff. the dow industrials gained 82 points amid optimism about a deal in washington perhaps in the next week. the tech heavy nasdaq fell 22 led lower by apple. its shares were 6% lower. apple's largest loss in a year. apple shares lost $37 to close at 538 and change. still apple stock is up more than $100 since the start of the year. >>> meantime, citigroup announced plans to cut 11,000 jobs, or 4% of its workforce. the c
to help deal with the so called fiscal cliff. ktvu's rita williams reports on the court of public opinion and why it may not be enough. >> reporter: what do you think? will the president in congress send the country plunging over the fiscal cliff. >> i don't think they'll reach it. i don't know what they will do then. >> i am hoping and praying they do. come together. >> i am hoping it will be by the end of the year. >> do you think they will reach an agreement or not? >> i don't. >> reporter: a poll shows more americans think they will not agree. 49 to 40%. and if they don't an automatic spending cuts and tax increases take effect. americans by two to one say they will blame republicans more than the president. but that didn't stop both sides from criticizing the others proposals. >> his proposal was so outlandish, i don't think we should go back to the table until he puts something there that we can work there. >> when you look at the map it doesn't work. >> reporter: an attempt take place in january. >>> we want to ask him about a homicide. >>> live storm tracker 2 picking up showers s
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